Is Bud Light Gluten Free?


This is the same for Miller Light, Budweiser, Coors, Coors Light, Corona, Corona Light, Corona Extra, Heineken, Natural Light, Busch, Busch Light, Michelob, Michelob Light, Michelob Ultra, Miller High Life, Guinness, Becks, Labatt Blue, Sam Adams, Fat Tire, Pabst, Stella Artois, Molson, Dos Equis, Sol, Tecate, Bass, Newcastle, O’Douls, Keystone, Milwaukee’s Best, many more, & BUD LIGHT!

Please see my article on Gluten Free Beers and leave a comment about the ones you have tried.  Some examples of gluten free beer: Redbridge, Bard’s Tale, Green’s, New Grist, Messagere, Sprecher, & Woodchuck.

I have been asked this question a lot, and never covered it specifically, because I thought it was pretty self-explanatory.  After getting the question twice today in my live chat feature, I figured it was time to set the record straight.  NO, Bud Light is not gluten free.

Being freshly out of college and my old business catering to the summer vacation crowd, beer was one of the hardest things for me to give up.  On a daily basis, I was offered beer by customers and friends.  It was always hard to turn it down, led to lengthy conversations about celiac, and left them feeling very sorry for me.

ABBeerInFridgeToday, almost a year of 100% gluten free, I still miss normal beer only a little, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t.  It was very hard in the beginning, but the desire is much less now.  Now, I choose something different and don’t sweat over it.  The gluten free beers taste much better now than they used to, probably because I am forgetting the taste of Bud Light.

I have gluten beer in my fridge that has been there from before I switched to gluten free.  It has helped to have it in there, so that I can pass the willpower test every day.  I even threw some gluten free awareness wristbands around a few to always remind me.  It has worked.

Here is a before and after photo… of the beer I am drinking, not my weight, hahaha.

Before: In college drinking a Bud Light.

Bud Light Before

After: Recently holding a Woodchuck.


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100 Responses to “Is Bud Light Gluten Free?”

  1. Tricia Basi says:

    I think that everyone confuses gluten and wheat. If your on the Wheat Free program, you shouldnt need to be overly concerned with Gluten, so bud light can be drinkin. If your doing the Gluten Free program, yes it absolutely contains gluten, and should be avoided. Thats my 2 cents :) Happy drinking, whatever it may be!!

  2. BILL P says:

    So, if you are on a wheat-free program, beer made with barley malt is ok?

  3. matt says:

    bill, the short answer is maybe.

    The long answer is that it depends. Depending on the level of your sensitivity and if there is contamination in the handling of the barley it might not be. If you truly can consume gluten just not wheat then you probably are ok, but I think many people end up on what free when they need gluten free.

  4. Diane Condiff says:

    Yes Tricia is correct. In the Wheat Belly book Dr. Wm Davis says the same thing. Ok to go with Bud Light if you are avoiding wheat but not gluten sensitive. I am buying Bud Light today.

  5. Mike says:

    @Diane, You are lucky people with only a wheat allergy and not celiac(gluten intolerance)!
    I just started reading Wheat Belly.

  6. Brian says:

    Firstly anybody who wants the truth about gluten intolerances can educate yourself by reading “Wheat belly”, is a must read for anybody, intolerant or not.
    Now I have been gluten intolerant, NOT CELIAC, for 18 months and like others I really miss beer. During that time I’ve listened to many differing opinions by both doctors and fellow sufferers but at the end of the day we are suffering, sometimes due to poor and inaccurate information.
    It is only my opinion but I believe that this repeated figure “1 in 133″ people are gluten intolerant is somewhat out dated based on the fact i meet new people almost everyday that are suffering. Perhaps somewhat sadly the newest “fashion” diet coming out of Tinseltown seems to be “gluten free”. This means that so many others will be jumping on the bandwagon and joining the genuine sufferers for totally the wrong reasons. However, this does have some positives in that it should further increase the market for gluten free products making it more attractive for manufacturers to produce additional products.
    Based on this information I have a challenge to all mainstream beer companies; Put more of your excessive annual profits into R&D for a consistent quality gluten free beer because there is a very big market out there and it’s getting bigger by the day. Remember if you don’t, others will.

  7. Anthony says:

    My brother has celiac and is an avid beer drinker. He drinks Bud Light and Corona and has never had an issue. Apparently there is something about the Bud Light brewing process that counters the affect of gleuten. As for Corona – it is rice based so he is fine with that as well.

  8. matt says:

    Anthony, just because he does not have a noticed reaction does not mean he is not having issues from it. Especially if he has continued to drink it while he was cutting out the other sources of gluten his body could still be at the point where his outward reactions are reduced to the fact that he is still consuming gluten.

    We have discussed it a lot here but there is some pretty solid reasoning to believe that just while the amino acid chains of the gluten get broken down in a way that the tests cannot detect gluten they still cause an effect (as is seen with other reactions to other proteins).

  9. matt says:

    basically from what i have aread so far, it depends on your sensitivity. i have been celiac for a year now and thought i had a pretty bad sensitivity since any cross cantamination would set me off. i had budwiser for the first time last night, it went down smooth and with no issues. so happy i have finally found a beer a can drink again.

  10. matt says:


    no outward response does not equal safe. you can have plenty of damage an internal body responses that do not manifest in a clear way.

  11. Reggie says:

    I’ve tried a few gluten free beers since I was diagonsed with Celiac disease last year. New Grist is by far the greatest tasting beer I have enjoyed to date. I have tried Bard’s; St.Peters, L’Messagere & Nickel Brook (yech!!). I was a diehard Lager drinker & the only beemr that comes close to my prerential taste buds is New Grist. Thanks Lakefront Brewery!!

  12. The Chicago 'Juice' Knows says:

    For all those that need a head-suds up….. Gluten Free and Wheat Sensitivity are not the same! If you maintain a gluten free diet you may able to drink a few Light beers according to taste, however if you experience an issue with your gut, or stomach villi, which can sense the gluten, you should switch to a gluten free beer to your liking or taste. There are many new gluten free beers on the market, however a higher price comes with the new beer. And that’s the Fact Jack!

  13. karen says:

    Celiacs all have a different sensitivity, I myself am a celiac and can tolerate a gluten product few and far between with little side effect. If I were to drink bud ligh, my old beer of choice, my guts run rampid two days later. A Mikes hard lemonade which claims gluten free destroys my belly. But I can eat a slice of rye toast and be okay, if i limit to just that. A co worker of mine eats whatever she wants and ust makes several trips to the restroom dialy. Its all in the person.

  14. matt says:

    karen, last i checked mikes is not listed as GF as it is a malt beverage.

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  17. zach says:

    Heineken is gluten free, just search for it online.

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  19. sharan says:

    sorry to rain on your parade but bud light is gluten free. the company has said so themselves, so those of us that are gluten sensitive its ok. For the others I guess you will have to try it out yourself and see how you feel.

  20. danny says:

    I have had bad brake outs for years before i found out i needed to be gluten free but i drink every beer you named and have a book that says those beers are safe u must be bothered by somethen els in thebeer

  21. Jahn Dovid says:

    I’m gluten intolerant and Heineken doesn’t bother me at all

  22. Wanda says:

    I’m sensitive to gluten, but am not Celiac. At one point, I went gluten free and I had such bad reactions, when I had just a little gluten. Bad headaches, running to the bathroom and just exhausted. Then I started allowing myself to have small amounts a few times a week. Now, I am doing much better. That being said, Bud Light bothers me, but I can drink regular Bud. I do get a slight headache from Bud and would probably only have one. I’m fine with Stella Artois and Guinness. Heineken is okay too, I just am not that fond of it. I actually really like Estrella Daura Damm, but it’s so expensive. The cheapest I’ve found is $6.99 a four pack. I do not like sorghum beers and have not found an American gluten free beer that I like. So I stick to the ones that work for me. I would like to find a light beer that doesn’t bother me.

  23. Dalton says:

    Does anyone happen to know if Natural Light is wheat free? I do not have a gluten intolerance, but I try to avoid it anyways just cause its an easier way out i believe.

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  25. James says:

    Can’t believe some of the comments. Gluten is found in wheat! It’s a protein. You have to avoid both.

  26. James says:

    You guys should try a 6 pack of “angry orchard.” It’s a cider, with amazing taste, and gluten free.

  27. Wanda says:

    Has anyone else had the experience of going to a microbrewery to eat and getting an instant headache from the smell of the beer being made? I use to have this happen, when my husband was making his own beer at home, too! I couldn’t be in the house, while it was on the stove. It actually started bothering that way first and then I started noticing the problems after having gluten. I went on an elimination diet and it became quite clear that both lactose and gluten bothered me. Lactose is worse and if it’s combined with gluten, I can get really sick. I hope beer companies and small microbrews, keep making different GF beers, because we need a bigger selection. I don’t like fruity beers and ciders aren’t for me. If I can’t have a beer, then I’ll have a glass of pinot noir, but that doesn’t cut it on a hot summer day.

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  36. Renee says:

    I am celiac and am extremely sensitive. I found one crouton in my salad at a restaurant recently and I was sick for 3 weeks literally on my back. Even though I of course did not eat the salad once I spotted the crouton. I have been drinking bud light for the last 15 months with no issue. Before that I would only drink new grist. I drank the bud light for ten straight weeks and then had my gi dr test my blood to see if there was any gluten in my blood and there was none! Just a few months ago u gave up the bud light and went back to new grist for 3 weeks and there was absolutely no change in how I felt. Being able to drink bud light has. Hanged my life!!

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